By Fiona Hill, Director; Center on the United States and Europe, Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy. The U.S. election came hot on the heels of the 99th anniversary of the Russian revolution (November 7, 1917)—the result was the contemporary American version of a Bolshevik revolution.
WILDERNESS IRELAND LAUNCHES NEW ADVENTURE TOURS ON THE EMERALD ISLEThe imaginative trips feature treks to ancient tombs, yoga and cycling breaks, Star Wars encounters and more.
The 2016 election has immense consequences for Americans, the United Nations and people worldwide. I would like to address some of these issues and specifically the looming effects on the United Nations.
He waited for a long time sniffing around the edges waiting to see when to jump in. He had become bored with everything else in his life. His cronies, his employees, everybody would kow tow to him, he was their billionaire leader, he could do no wrong. They hung on to his every word. Yet he secretly despised them for their dependency, but he needed them. Needed them to say those words that were like velveteen to his ears. " You would make a great President, Mr. Trump"
Re-construction of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). The preparation for the entire re-construction works began in 1992 and finished in 2005.
By Patricia Keegan
There was a chord, deep within him, reaching for something that was surrounded in a mist, it came like waves on the sea-- appearing and disappearing. When images began to come clearer, the inevitable breath of the wind scattered them again, and he was alone.
No place on earth tells the tragic tale of man's inhumanity to man more vividly than the city of Dresden.
If one believes that a special energy beats at the heart of every city, surely the Frauenkirche Church of Our Lady, for over 200 years, was the heart of Dresden.
At the close of the 18th century Dresden had become the center of the Romantic Movement, influencing all areas of intellectual life in Germany.
Paul Mellon's Most Treasured Works on Paper - Through September 18, 2016. Paul Mellon was one of America's greatest art collectors and remains one of the National Gallery of Art's leading benefactors. Timed to coincide with the Gallery's 75th anniversary, In Celebration of Paul Mellon features 88 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations.
Just five short months ago on December 12, 2015, 196 nations in attendance at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Paris adopted one of the most ambitious and far reaching agreements that focused on curtailing climate change and global warming.
“The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today,” an exhibition resulting from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, opened March 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The juried exhibition’s 43 artworks include sculpture, mixed media, photographs, paintings and drawings.
By Patricia Keegan
Among all the dire consequences of global warming, scientists now think that melting glaciers and ice caps could cause the earth to tilt on its axis. We could wryly lament that phenomenon as the root cause of the turbulent, tilted thinking we see here in the U.S. and across the world manifesting in wars, threats from North Korea, the rise of ISIS, right wing extremism on the rise in Europe, and the demoralizing, thoughtless tone of the frontrunners, on the Republican side, in the election campaign.
The United Nations Climate Conference that just concluded in Paris has been categorized by such descriptive terms as “modest,” “positive,” “landmark” and “historic.” The accord may be a combination of all of these adjectives since there were both accomplishments and shortcomings.
By Bill Miller
On September 25, 2015, 193 world leaders convened at the UN Headquarters in New York and committed to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focused on 3 extraordinary and comprehensive initiatives over the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change.
Editor’s Note: This award winning and timeless documentary; “Watchers of the Sky”, brings to light some of the complexities involved in individuals trying to change bureaucracies. It is one of the saddest reflections on where we are today and the courageous people who give years of their lives for ideals-- while few listen!
Esther Bubley Up Front brings into focus a photographer who created extraordinary images from ordinary moments. Drawn from a recent donation to NMWA’s collection, this spotlight exhibition presents 27 prints by Esther Bubley (1921–1998).
Step Back into the Golden Age of Ocean Travel...
The RMS Queen Mary, flagship of the British-American Cunard-White Star Cruise Line, began her storied run in May 1936 as part of a two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, England and New York City.
In 2000, under the leadership of then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN member states launched the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were 8 logical, measureable, agreed-upon goals dealing with poverty, education, gender equality, child and maternal mortality, diseases, the environment and global partnerships.
Travelers in Favor of Open Skies
The Business Travel Coalition has issued a report showing that 89% of Americans who have traveled internationally support the Open Skies agreement. The Open Skies agreement would free air carriers of government interference in airline . . .